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 Queen of Hearts.Queen of the Dripping-pan. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Queen of Heaven,
 
with the ancient Phœnicians, was Astart; Greeks, Hera; Romans, Juno; Trivia, Hecate, Diana, the Egyptian Isis, etc., were all so called; but with the Roman Catholics it is the Virgin Mary.   1
   In Jeremiah vii. 18: “The children gather wood, … and the women knead dough to make cakes to the queen of heaven,” i.e. probably to the Moon, to which the Jews, at the time, made drink-offerings and presented cakes. (Compare chapter xliv. 16–18.)   2
 


 Queen of Hearts.Queen of the Dripping-pan. 

 
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